United Nations High Level Summit on Non-communicable Diseases
On September 19th and 20th, New York will host a high-level meeting of the General Assembly of the United Nations, to discuss a global strategy for the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases. According to specialists from the World Health Organization (WHO), this is a unique opportunity for the international community to adopt measures against the epidemic, to save millions of lives and to improve development initiatives.
Join ANR and all our partners, colleagues, members, and friends in supporting the efforts in New York September 17 – 20 and beyond by staying engaged in the smokefree movement, talking about the importance of eliminating tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure, and encouraging cities and states to pass 100% smokefree laws to protect everyone from exposure to secondhand smoke. The World Health Organization calls smokefree laws a “best buy” for reducing NCDs. We know what works; we know smokefree laws are good for health and good for business; now is the time to keep the momentum going by making our voices heard.
Visit our website for more information on how to get involved from wherever you are. If you will be in New York City on September 18th, be sure head to the big event in Central Park (see below).
Thank you for your support. For a more comprehensive list of events, visit: http://www.who.int/nmh/events/un_ncd_summit2011/side_events_calendar.pdf
Cynthia Hallett, MPH
Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights